Sunday, March 9, 2008

Donald L. Robinson, Dec. 29, 1929 -- Feb. 12, 2008

  Donald L. Robinson, 78, of Eureka Springs, formerly of Quincy, Ill., died Feb. 12 in Arkansas. Born on Dec. 29, 1929 in Pittsfield, Ill. to Amos and Helen Robinson, he married Arlis Lange on June 2, 1951 in Quincy. She died in March 2002. Patricia Hobin, whom he married on Dec. 24, 2004 survives him.

  Robinson retired to Eureka Springs in 1978. He developed Bayshores Estates and Pointe West Resort.

   He is survived by his wife Patricia; a sister, Eileen Syrcle; four daughters, Audree Palmquist and her husband Timothy of Minneapolis, Minn., Lori Wilson and her husband Wade of Raleigh, N.C., Rebecca Pieper of Eureka Springs, and Traci Robinson of Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren, Timothy Wilson, Sara McPherson, Melissa Wilson, Abby Pieper and Jordan Pieper; two great-grandchildren, Bailee Wilson and Aidan McPherson; and many stepchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

  Robinson was laid to rest on Feb. 16 in Quincy, Ill. A memorial service will be held in Eureka Springs at a later date.